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System Requirements for MineSight Software

Ensure smooth system operation

Operating System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows Vista™ Business with Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Recommended Hardware

  • Processor:
    • Intel® Core i7 or similar
  • Memory:
    • Minimum: 16 GB
    • Recommended: 32 GB for optimal performance
  • Hard Disk:
    • Minimum: 300+ GB 7200 RPM HDD
    • Recommended: 300+ GB SSD for increased performance.
  • Graphics Card:
    • For the Optimal MineSight 3D xViewer:
      • Minimum: OpenGL 3.3 complaint card with at least 1 GB Video RAM.
      • Recommended: NVidia® Quadro Series with at least 4+ GB Video RAM.
    • For the MineSight 3D Viewer:  
      • Minimum: OpenGL 1.1 or later compliant graphics card.
  • Display:
    • Minimum: 1920 x 1080 resolution or higher, dual monitors recommended.
  • Other:
    • USB Port to support a MineSight security key for non-network based licenses.

Required Software: (not included)

  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Express (recommended)1
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (supported)
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2014 Express (supported)

Recommended Software: (not included)

  • Microsoft® Excel®
  • Adobe® Reader
  • Web browser or FTP product (Required to download the MineSight updates)

1 Users will see performance benefits of Standard/Enterprise versions of Microsoft® SQL Server when dealing with large databases. Microsoft ® SQL Server 2012 and 2014 have been verified with MineSight 2016 Release 1 and later.

Planning Support

For support of the Planning software suite, MineSight, please click here.